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Posts tagged "Pirates"

Series Preview--Cubs at Pirates--September 26-29

Series Preview--Cubs at Pirates--September 26-29
We are into the home stretch. Well it is a road stretch, but it is the final seven games of the regular season. And then finally those all important playoff games will begin. The Pirates are all but mathematically eliminated at this point of the season, and hopefully the Cubs will make it official here... Read more »

Mr. Excitement--Cubs 3 Pirates 0

Mr. Excitement--Cubs 3 Pirates 0
This game lacked the excitement of last night, but it was nice to have a drama free evening and easy win. The Cubs took an early lead tonight. Javier Baez was hit in the hands by a pitch on an 0-2 pitch to start the bottom of the first. Kris Bryant put a charge into... Read more »

Less Than Grand--Pirates 12 Cubs 6

Less Than Grand--Pirates 12 Cubs 6
The break can’t get here soon enough. The game started off well for the Cubs as Ben Zobrist hit a two run home run in the first inning. Jon Lester walked one batter in the bottom half of the inning, but two groundballs resulted in three outs to leave the Cubs up 2-0. The theme... Read more »
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Game 86 Preview--Cubs at Pirates--6:05 PM

Game 86 Preview--Cubs at Pirates--6:05 PM
Tomorrow never comes until it is too late. The Cubs wish that was true tonight as a likely weary bunch of players limp into Pittsburgh tonight. The Pirates were left for dead and buried when the Cubs last saw them on June 19th. The Cubs had a commanding 15 game lead, and there had been... Read more »

Game 67 Preview--Cubs vs Pirates--7:08 PM

Game 67 Preview--Cubs vs Pirates--7:08 PM
The Cubs will look to continue piling the dirt on top of the Pittsburgh Pirates playoff hopes. They will have a chance to do it on back to back nights on national television. The Cubs dominance over the Pirates has been stunning. Their current 7-1 record against the Pirates is the best against any single... Read more »

Adding a Little More Dirt--Cubs 4 Pirates 3

Adding a Little More Dirt--Cubs 4 Pirates 3
Here are the updated standings for the National League Central division following today’s games. You are looking at history. This is the first time the Cubs have ever led a division by 11.5 games. The last time the Cubs had a lead of 11.5 games was October 5, 1929. It did not look like we... Read more »
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Pulling Away--Cubs 6 Pirates 0

Pulling Away--Cubs 6 Pirates 0
The Cubs dropped a series against a good team earlier in the week, but that did not stop them from extending their division lead over the scuffling Pirates. It must have felt like a daunting task for the Pirates to face Jake Arrieta yet again. Doubly so when the Cubs quick strike offense was on... Read more »

Game 36 Preview-- Cubs vs Pirates -- 1:20 PM

Game 36 Preview-- Cubs vs Pirates -- 1:20 PM
The Cubs are looking to continue their season sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pitching matchup is a good one with Gerrit Cole facing Jon Lester. Cole has to be very familiar to Cubs fans by this point. Cole has not been as dominant as he was last year. The walks are up, and the... Read more »

Bombardment! Bombardment!--Cubs 8 Pirates 2

Bombardment! Bombardment!--Cubs 8 Pirates 2
Remember how you felt after the double header sweep by the Padres? That feeling is completely gone right now. The Cubs are back and are continue to slash and burn through the NL Central. Jake Arrieta and Jeff Locke traded zeroes for the first three innings of the game. Arrieta did not give up a... Read more »
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Game 34 Preview: Cubs vs. Pirates 1:20

Game 34 Preview: Cubs vs. Pirates 1:20
Well folks it finally happened, the Cubs lost back-to-back games. I know you’re tempted to panic now fellow Cubs fans, I mean not only back-to-back losses but in a doubleheader sweep. Not to mention, look at the team the Cubs lost to…the lowly Padres. It reminds of the scene in Wayne’s World when every thing... Read more »